My Top 5 Worst Video Game to Movie Adaptations

Initially I was going to the overall worst movie adaptation for video games but then decided I would narrow this list down to only the ones that I have actually seen.

In no particular order below my 5 worst video game movie adaptations:

Super Mario Bros (1993) – Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo

I saw this movie at the movie theatre when it was released, if only I could go back to my younger self.

Double Dragon (1994) – Robert Patrick, Mark Dacascos, Scott Wolf

Again another awful movie adaptation of a fun game from the 1980s, it is like no one has actually played the games before making a movie

It does have Alyssa Milano in it though, so that is a bonus I guess.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) Robin Shou

The first Mortal Kombat (1995) I actually enjoyed and own on DVD, but this follow up movie is so bad its bad, looks cheap and the acting all round laughable.

In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) Jason Statham

The Stath slumming it with the legendarily bad Uwe Boll directing. Seriously look up some his other movies, they are all bad.

Wing Commander (1999)Freddie Prinze Jr.

Again saw this at the movies if Im not mistaken XPD was also there, bad special effects and cingeworthy acting.

Please be advised that this is only my opinion and you might love some of these above movies.

Mordhau

Just have played this game for little bit, imagine a melee based FPS game.

Seems like fun, will report back more once have had a proper play.

Overwatch: New Hero Baptiste

A new hero has just hit the Overwatch PTR.

Baptiste is a hybrid support hero who has some DPS elements but is mainly healing orientated.

I have played him briefly in PTR and he feels like a off-healer to me, I am uncertain if he would have enough output to carry the healing solo.

Out of all of his abilities the Immortality Field looks the most powerful, creating a temporary shield that stops other players from dying. This is done not allowing health go under 20%. I suspect this had been introduced to stop the Junk Rat or Pharah team kills

Will provide another update once he goes live and a better sense of team dynamics comes into play.

For a full breakdown of his abilities see the Polygon.com article below:

https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/26/18234919/overwatch-baptiste-release-date-ptr-abilities-gameplay-kit-hero-30

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TV: Discovery vs The Orville

Both of these shows have now are in their second seasons and there is a rivalry with some of the fans of both these shows.

I have watched both of the 1st seasons and are now watching the respective 2nd seasons, I can say you can watch both shows with no issues as they are quite different.

The Orville initially looked like a comedy Sci- Fi show from the earliest trailers but watching it you realise it is trying to replicate Star Trek: The Next Generation with look and story telling. The show has slowly gotten better over the course of its run so far, finding its feet after an uneven 1st season.

Star Trek: Discovery which claims to be prequel show set 10 years before the The Original Series, looks pretty but was very uneven in the first season with several story lines and characters breaking continuity with Star Trek lore. The 2nd season has so far been dramatically better with the introduction of Captain Pike a character loosely from the original series, it appear the show runners are attempting a course correct to fix up some of the issues from the 1st season.

My advise is to give both of these show a try for a few episodes before making judgement.

New Overwatch Character: Ashe

A new character has been announced for Overwatch, currently available to play in the PTR (for PC players)

Have played a little bit imagine McCree but with range and can throw dynamite. Very fun so far for those who can actually play DPS.

https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/ashe

 

 

New Doctor Who Season

The new Doctor Who season has just started, for those you that have been living under a rock or are not Doctor Who fans the new doctor is played by Jodie Whittaker.

The first woman to play the Doctor in a series, so far I have watched the first two episodes and have enjoyed them so far. They have been the usual get used the new Doctor and meet the new companions, there a three this time.

This season will have 10 50 minute episodes compared to the usual 13 44 minutes episodes from the previous seasons.

In New Zealand this can be viewed on TVNZ on Demand on the day of release:

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows

See the trailer below for the new season:

And for those who cant accept a female Doctor:

 

 

TV Shows: Troll Hunters

I have been watching this on Netflix really been enjoying it, don’t be put off that it looks like a kids show.

From Wikipedia:

Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia is an American computer-animated fantasy television series created for Netflix by Guillermo del Toro and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Double Dare You Productions.[2] It follows the story of James Lake Jr., a teenage boy who finds a mysterious amulet and stumbles across a secret realm inhabited by trolls and other magical creatures. Soon afterward, he and his friends are charged with protecting our world from the dangerous monsters that lurk in the shadows of their small suburban town.”

 

If you want to go old school give Gargoyles a try:

 

 

Review: Stargate Origins

As a fan of all of the Stargate TV shows I approached this 10 episode web-series with some doubts but also with a open mind.

I have now watched all 10 episodes and can say it is quite watchable but is limited by the lower budget than the rest of the Stargate shows.

It is one of those dreaded prequel series that seem to coming back into vogue at the moment set in 1928 in Egypt, the main characters being Catherine Langford, the daughter of Professor Paul Langford – the person who originally discovered the Stargate.

The first five episode are weaker that the last five with lower production value and the actors finding their feet, the bad guys this time are mostly the Nazi’s who make nice change.

Is this as good as the other Stargate show?….no but it was never meant to be a full on TV show and more a introduction back into the Stargate universe.

Hopefully MGM will hook up with Netflix or some other streaming network and get a new show up and running. I would say this is worth a watch but dont go in with high expectations.

Rating: 5.5 out of 10